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PennBid Overview and Introduction

Welcome to PennBid – the region’s leader in online bid management.

Founded in 2009 through a public/private collaboration with a municipal consortium in Bucks County, PA, the goals were simple: create a state-of-the art online sealed bid platform for public agencies that lowered the cost of bid management for agencies and bidders alike, while benefitting the public. In addition, PennBid enhances integrity, bid transparency, and improves bidder inclusion.

While the PennBid name pays homage to our birthplace, our service area now includes Delaware, Maryland, New York, Ohio and (of course) Pennsylvania.

Cost-efficient public agencies, along with engineering and architectural design firms, understand how to reduce costs and waste by differentiating themselves with various strategies and tools. The PennBid Program provides a state-of-the-art electronic bid management platform which offers tremendous value to agencies and provides a competitive benefit to design firms.

Fundamentally, the PennBid Program was developed to accomplish two goals:

  • Dramatically save time and decrease costs on every aspect of the bid management process for both the posting agency and bidders.
  • Foster more aggressive bid pricing through larger bidder pools and reduce costs for potential bidders.

This unique approach – rooted in minimizing costs, not just shuffling them around – has led to over 1,700 public agencies and design firms trusting PennBid.  A number that grows every day.

Servicing Delaware, Maryland, New York, Ohio, & Pennsylvania.

Welcome to PennBid. A premier e-procurement program.

Carroll Engineering Corporation (CEC) has been utilizing PennBid since 2010 and has been well received by our clients. PennBid represented a major improvement to the bidding landscape by increasing project awareness and by facilitating communications during the bid process.
– Carroll Engineering Corp.
PennBid’ s customer service is astounding!
– City of Williamsport
Very smooth. I keep thinking I must be forgetting something, because of the absence of contractor & vendor calls, no project log to update, bid form math to tabulate, etc. Very great!
– Herbert, Rowland, & Grubic, Inc.
From an owner’s perspective, PennBid adds immense value: Speed, security of bids or proposals, immediate notifications or addenda, complex project awarding – all done with just a couple mouse clicks. You guys have literally thought of everything!
– City of Williamsport
Just wanted to say that I am very impressed with the capabilities of PennBid. We’ve had an amazing response. My sincere thanks.
– Tinicum Township
PennBid makes bidding projects easy! Not only does it save time and money, but it also maximizes exposure to potential bidders and maintains records of all bid-related activity for you.
– Entech Engineering
PennBid streamlines the bidding process for our clients’ capital projects allowing us to provide timely communications to clients & bidders through simultaneous notifications, helping us deliver efficient service to better manage the bidding process.
– RETTEW
PennBid is saving us, our bidders, and most importantly, our clients a great deal of time and money.
– Andersen Engineering
Using PennBid allows T&M and our clients to save precious time and money. When coupled with its ability to streamline communications, stable platform, and ease of use, PennBid is a real “win-win” for everyone.
– T&M Associates
PennBid has streamlined the entire bidding process into a user-friendly platform with an unbelievable staff that are always willing to assist.
– KLH Engineers, Inc.
PennBid is a win-win for all parties, saving us and our clients time and money.
– RETTEW
PennBid saves time, money, aggravation, gray hair, and trees. Any public agency that bids projects the “old” way does not know what they are missing.
– BCM Engineering
We efficiently distributed documents electronically, easily responded to questions, and managed addenda. We look forward to introducing the Program to other clients.
– Pennoni Associates
The work is done in a matter of minutes instead of days. All I can say is THANK YOU!
– Reading Area Community College
Thank you for the little tweaks, fixes and add ons when I have a new item on PennBid! Much appreciated, and I notice them! It helps me remember to do them, next go-around.
– City of Williamsport
PennBid simplifies & expedites the bidding process, and aggravation with answering bidders’ questions and issuing addenda is greatly reduced. Our clients love PennBid because it saves them money.
– McCormick Taylor, Inc.
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